Tag: 2013

Mets Add Wally Backman To Coaching Staff

An article by posted on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Add Wally Backman To Coaching Staff

The Mets announced today that Wally Backman will join the Mets coaching staff for the remainder of the season on September 19th. Backman, the manager of the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate the Las Vegas 51′s, was named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year for guiding the Las Vegas 51s to another division title. Backman has […]

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Which Players Are Vulnerable On Mets 40 Man Roster?

An article by posted on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Which Players Are Vulnerable On Mets 40 Man Roster?

Heading into the off-season with a full 40 man roster, the flexibility needed to make any hoped-for-yet-unlikely personnel additions of a significant nature will require Mets team management to make some choices that may signal the end of several players’ association with the organization. While this situation is a regular occurrence following the end of […]

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Mets Need a New Manager: Roger That.

An article by posted on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Need a New Manager: Roger That.

When the initial managerial search took place, I didn’t mind the hire of Terry Collins over Wally Backman. In fact, I thought it was the right move (and still do) because I felt that a Backman hire would have simply been a move to appease fans, but not to necessarily win ball games. Every fan […]

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Collin McHugh: You Win Some, You Lose Some

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Collin McHugh: You Win Some, You Lose Some

Right-hander Collin McHugh didn’t exactly get his major league career off to a good start when he lost his first eight decisions in two brief stints with the Mets in 2012 and 2013. Despite posting a 2.91 minor league ERA in 2012, and a 2.87 ERA for Triple-A Las Vegas in 2013, the Mets had […]

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Where Exactly Did Juan Lagares Come From?

An article by posted on September 3, 2014 0 Comments
Where Exactly Did Juan Lagares Come From?

Juan Lagares has been a saving grace this year for the Mets. Sure he’s saved a ton of runs and seems to shrink the outfield day after day but the true saving grace for Mets fans has been him saving the 2014 season. There hasn’t been much winning but each and every day, Lagares puts […]

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Mets Want Juan Lagares To Steal More Bases

An article by posted on September 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Want Juan Lagares To Steal More Bases

With a 4 for 4 performance on Tuesday night in Miami, Juan Lagares did something he had never done in his major league career. Batting out of the leadoff spot, he collected 4 hits. For the Mets front office, this was likely the second most impressive feat of the night. First were his 2 stolen […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 7:10 PM

An article by posted on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 7:10 PM

Tonight the Mets send Jonathon Niese (7-10, 3.48) to the mound, hoping to bounce back from a disastrous game on Monday in which they committed 6 errors and gave up 9 runs. Brad Penny (1-0, 5.40) will make his third start for the Marlins after signing a minor league deal back in June. Vic Black threw […]

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Prospect Pulse: LHP Dario Alvarez Gets The Call

An article by posted on August 31, 2014 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: LHP Dario Alvarez Gets The Call

Here is a reposting of an article I wrote about Alvarez last month that includes quotes from pitching coach Mark Valdes. Enjoy. July 9 – Dario Alvarez Is On The Move On Monday, left-hander Dario Alvarez was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week, the second time this season he’s copped that honor. The […]

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Wheeler Wonders Why Mets Wouldn’t Spend Money

An article by posted on August 28, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Wonders Why Mets Wouldn’t Spend Money

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post,spoke to Zack Wheeler who has his own thoughts about what the Mets should do as far as spending this offseason. “How could you not spend money?” Wheeler said to Kernan. “You’re in New York. I know the Wilpons. I’ve been around them awhile now. I know they want […]

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Alderson On Mets Staying Put In Las Vegas

An article by posted on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson On Mets Staying Put In Las Vegas

With the Rochester Red Wings officially renewing their agreement with the Minnesota Twins in the International League, the Mets are officially stuck with Las Vegas as their Triple-A affiliate through the 2016 season. “We’ve been happy in Las Vegas,” Sandy Alderson said Tuesday afternoon. “Some of the distance issues and so forth notwithstanding, we really have had […]

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